Declarations & Publications

EJDM demands: to acknowledge the public utility character of the anti-fascist organization VVN

Düsseldorf, 12. Dezember 2019 Press release In recent months, the number of cases in which associations in Germany have been deprived of their predominantly long-recognised non-profit status by tax offices has increased. One of the victims of this repressive politics is the 1947 created Federal association of the pursued ones of the Nazi regime –…

Statements against the conviction of Catalan politicians and civil society activists

ELDH Statement: ELDH condemns the conviction of Catalan politicians and civil society activists – A travesty of justice Download ELDH Statement Download letter concerning the attacks on lawyer Gonzalo Boye (defense lawyer of  the Catalan ex-president Carles Puigdemont and some of his former ministers) The letter was sent to the  Mr. Diego García-Sayán, United Nations…

European Fact-finding mission to clarify the circumstances leading to the conviction of 18 Turkish lawyers

At the Silivri Prison Camp the lawyers delegation had the opportunity to talk to 4 convicted CHD lawyers who are detained in Silivri: Selçuk Kocağaçlı (sentenced to 11 years and 3 months), Behiç Aşçı (sentenced to 12 years) and Barkın Timtik (sentenced to 18 years and 9 months) , Ebru Timtik (senteced to 13 years…

THE PHILIPPINES: ATTACKS AGAINST LAWYERS ESCALATING

THE PHILIPPINES: ATTACKS AGAINST LAWYERS ESCALATING Joint call by international legal community: Protect Filipino lawyers! Today, Lawyers for Lawyers together with 151 international and domestic bar associations, other lawyers’ organizations (among them ELDH) and legal professionals from 49 countries around the world called on the Government of the Philippines to take all necessary measures to…

Letter to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva – concerning the 18 sentenced and imprisoned CHD lawyers

Quick Response Desk Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights United Nations Office at Geneva 8-14 Avenue de la Paix CH-1211 Geneva 10 Switzerland Fax: 0041 22 917 9006 E-mail: urgent-action@ohchr.org Date: 20 May 2019 Download the letter (PDF) FOR THE ATTENTION OF: Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Special Rapporteur…